installing a new release of proprietary software became something comparable to ritual for me. it was a whole complicated ceremonial where the mistake could be fatal, and you had to choose carefully, and press these important “next” buttons.

there were no automatic updates for paid software, obviously, and when we’ve got them, like in case of chrome, we realized they’d better not be.

#proprietary_software #software #chrome #google-chrome #freedom

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competition is good. we can see it even by considering free projects: how firefox improved because of chrome/chomium and how gcc improved because of llvm.

btw, did you know about -fsanitze flag which first appeared in llvm and now in gcc? very useful!

#sanitize #gcc #llvm #competition #market #firefox #chrome #chromium #free-software #improvement

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As you can see, for recent browser versions, Safari 6 has the highest error rate in our service at .12%, which is less than half of IE 6’s .31% error rate. Chrome 27 and Firefox 22 have virtually nonexistent error rates, with IE and Opera falling in the middle.

http://sauceio.com/index.php/2013/08/the-surprising-worst-browser-the-reboot/

#web #www #browsers #safari #chrome #firefox #ie #opera #chromium #internet

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